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25 Crochet Cape Patterns (Free!)

Learn how to crochet a stunning cape with one of our many free and elegant patterns from designers you love.

By: Julia Wiatr, Editor,
25 Crochet Cape Patterns Free

Crochet capes are a delightful mix of shawls, cardigans and ponchos. They can be made in many different styles and sizes - from styles that wrap around your shoulders to hooded designs that drape over your back, reminiscent of a super hero's cape. 

Dress these designs up or down depending on your style - you can make winter-ready cape patterns or light and lacy cape designs. Plus, they're so easy to make for your little ones to add a festive homemade touch to any holiday outfit. 

Take a look through this crochet cape pattern collection and find your favorites - we bet you'll add quite a few patterns to your make-list!

Crochet Cape Patterns for Adults

Drape yourself in warmth this fall and winter with these crochet cape patterns. These designs fit squarely around your shoulders, making sure you stay cozy in style! Choose your colors and your yarn weight and get crocheting!

Editor's Pick: Hooded Cabled Cape - I don't know which part of this cape is my favorite - the hood or the gorgeous cable running down the back of it. This pattern is on my list in a neutral-variegated color with greys and blacks!

  • Lacy Bell Crochet Capelet

    The easy crochet pattern is warm and versatile, and can be worn as a capelet or even as an oversized cowl on chilly days.

  • The Granite Cape

    The stylish collar instantly dresses up any outfit that you wear with the crochet cape, so go ahead and throw this on over a pair of jeans and a T-shirt before meeting your friends for brunch next weekend. 

  • Spring Hooded Crochet Cape

    Size can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the foundation chain.

  • Hooded Cabled Cape

    The hood still has the cable running up the back, and the cape features 3 cables, one on the back, and one on each of the front edges. 

  • Bahama Warmth Capelet

    A cute button of your choice gives this easy crochet pattern the perfect finishing touch.

  • Brave Vinga Belted Crochet Cape

    For a more relaxed layering look, the cape is equally as pretty without the belt.

  • Quiver Capelette

    The Quiver Capelette uses different height stitches for shaping, and back loop slip stitches for the ribbing at the neck, plus some chain loops for a fun detail.

  • Night on the Town Capelet

    Made in one piece with a lot of texture worked in the back loops only.

Crochet Capelet Shawl Patterns

For added warmth with a fancier touch, try one of these shawl and capelet crochet pattern hybrids! These designs are a little lacier but still feature the same cape features you came here for. 

Editor's Pick: Fur Frenzy Crochet Capelet - I never thought I'd be one for a fuzzy, furry design but there's something so cozy yet so luxurious about this cape! 

  • Lady Sybil's Lace Cape Shawl

    The pattern is really quite simple and yet classy as well.

  • Winter White Sashay Capelet

    This crochet shawl pattern, worked up in a simple and clean white, features a button at the neck to keep it from falling off your shoulders. 

  • Lacy Flower Capelet

    This fun and flirty shawl is the perfect crochet pattern to wear during the warmer months. 

  • Elegant Capelet Crochet Pattern

    Both elegant and minimalist, this crochet wrap pattern is the perfect accessory - quick and easy to make, even for beginners.

  • Fur Frenzy Crochet Capelet

    Go ahead and wrap yourself in a lovely capelet that you made yourself and then sit back and look forward to the many compliments you'll receive on your Fur Frenzy capelet.

  • Seamless Love Crochet Capelet

    The yoke of the capelet is worked in seamless crochet tile motifs and can easily be made into a scarf instead of the yoke of this capelet.

  • Black Beauty Crochet Cape

    This black crocheted cape is a lovely layering piece for the fall season.

Crochet Capes for Children

The same great cape patterns you love but sized for children! These cape designs are perfect for little fashionistas looking for that perfect back to school outfit or for a cardigan-alternative for a family dinner or holiday party. 

Editor's Pick: Gold Leaf Capelet - I think my main draw is the gold-tinted yarn. I feel as though it adds an extra level of glam to this capelet that makes this design perfect for any occasion without being too flashy or fancy. 

  • Chic Little Cape

    This pattern is worked with the middle striped section first, then the top border, and lastly the bottom border.

  • Ombre Cape Jacket

    Ombre or dusky colours would look great with this design but can be made in any colour bulky yarn.

  • Child's Capelet & Purse

    Your little girl will look as precious as she is to you when you put her in this lovely beginner crochet pattern.

  • Rainbow Hero Cape

    The pattern is easy to memorize, so once you have a few rows done, you can just pick it up any time and get crocheting without having to follow along with the pattern.

  • Gold Leaf Capelet

    Because the sparkle of the yarn makes this look like a nicer crochet pattern she can wear it for special occasions or Sunday church.

  • Dolly and Me Whimsical Cape

    This pattern has a video to help you understand the stitches used.

Crochet Capes for Dressup

And finally, for all those children who want to dress up as their favorite superheroes or princesses, these patterns are here to save your Halloween!  These cape patterns are more traditionally capes than what we've seen before, all long and flowy, and so they're perfect for dress-up time for play dates!

Editor's Pick: Super Hero Dog Cape - Not technically for children, I know, but how can I not think the tiny cape for little dogs is the cutest? This could be great for a joint-costume, your child and his or her trusty sidekick, the family dog!

  • Super Hero Cape and Mask

    When you just don't know what to do during playtime anymore, this Super Hero Cape and Mask will come to the rescue.

  • Snow Princess Crochet Cape

    The cape overall is supposed to fit kids up to the age of six, and the neck can be adjusted to fit your child perfectly.

  • Snow Queen Crochet Cape

    The best part about this crochet pattern is that you can adjust the size for both the little ones that are openly obsessed and the older ones that don't want to admit it.

  • Super Hero Dog Cape

    They're an easy crochet pattern for dogs that you can make yourself.

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